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broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> now at 11:00, trouble on the track. tonight bart service between two stations is still shutdown. another transit agency is warning passengers to brace for big delays for the morning commute. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. bart shutdown service between the north concord martinez station and the bay point station just after 10:00 a.m. this morning and more than 12 hours later a bus bridge is in place between those two stations. >> and service won't be restored by morning rush hour. leslie brinkley is live in concord with our developing story. leslie? >> that's right, it will keep rolling and they are saying commuters will be stuck with the bus bridge by the morning
commute. they are rn whatting travelers -- they are warning traveler and writers and they will be running shorter trains and fewer cars between here and san francisco in the morning. >> rachel was happily headed home until she heard the news. >> i don't know what a bus bridge is. >> you take it instead of bart. >> so that's what i have to do when i go home tonight? >> commuter bound for the end of the line learned they had to exit at north concord. they coblentzed together a fleet of buses to take them, but many are upset. >> it was really bad. >> what was bad about it? >> i want to get home. >> it is the best time of the day. it is 7:00 now. some say they smelled something odd when they exited. >> it smelled like burnt oil. >> bart tried to explain why
the tracks were closed all day and all night wednesday. >> something is is -- something is sending a surge in voltage and damaging a piece of the propulsion equipment. we can't allow for anymore cars to be damaged. >> a similar mysterious electric problem damagedded damagedded a cars two weeks ago. bart is is conferring with pg&e and they are running test trains and they tweeted an apology leslie brinkley abc7 news. >> beginning at 4:30 a.m. reggie will have updates on bart. download the app for free and enable push alerts. you may find yourself waiting longer for a bus if you depend on golden gate transit. the agency faces a shortage of bus drivers because many are retiring. for the first time -- for the time being that means eight
daily runs are canceled. >> so the customers can know that these trips will not be available until they are back to where they have to be. >> they are using social media about the delays and cancellations. >> new at 11:00 they have declared a state of emergency. this comes days after the huge sinkhole opened up causing a massive gas service outage. katie is live in moraga with the latest on the story. >> the good news is pg&e has been able to restore gas to all customers. they cleared out of here. there is still so much work to be done. crew aren't able to get into the sinkhole to assess it and they can't fix it until they know what caused it. >> the town may recoup some
costs so the sinkhole does president become a money pit. >> i will be asking for the governor to declare a state of emergency that would then make us available for state funds. >> they waived the process for the repair work. >> we need the ability to make that happen without going through the process. >> time is of the essence, but there is no way to know when they will be back to normal. >> we are investigating to see when the road may have been eroded underneath. >> the sinkhole opened up following heavy rain and it severed a pg&e gas line affecting 2500 customers and swallowed a traffic light. now the hole is fenced off and drivers are forced to take detours through parking lots. >> i wasn't even sure the parking lot was open. >> most people seem to be taking it in stride. >> it is manageable and not that big of a crisis.
>> it is a big hole. >> moraga police are asking everyone to drive slowly and safely in the area. abc7 news. in reno, nevada highway patrol troopers, firefighters and the public saluted nathan taylor has a procession drove along interstate 80. fire trucks hung the flag over an over pass and people waived. taylor was directing traffic at an accident scene there truckee when he was hit by an suv. he died on sunday. taylor worked for the highway patrol for six years three at the chp-san jose office. >> a man wanted for a double shooting is trying to kill a pacifica police officer. police say early this morning they spotted him walking on 101. when an officer tried to arrest him he put up a fight and fired his gun. neither man was seriously hurt. he was wanted for shooting two men and he is facing three charges of attempted murder. >> a man who stole a consider
and ran over a 6-year-old boy is in jail. police captured this man early this morning in hayward. the chp says morris is driving this stolen ford fusion when he struck the boy on march 7th in castro valley. the child lost his left leg below the knee. he and his brother were on the talk walking to school with their grandmother. the family is relieved that this arrest has been made. >> i hope he stays in jail a longtime. he literally ruined my grandson's life. >> they were one of those stolen from the crash. officers continue to search for accomplices stay tuned. taking a few more moment stashing your valuables may prevent a thief stealing from your car. a camera rolling in a car
shows how quickly you can become a victim. a thief peeks inside and smashes the window and within a few seconds walks a you way with $4,000 worth of things stolen last month. thinking ahead can help safeguard your valuables. >> put it in the trunk or take it with you. don't put it in the drunk -- trunk of your car when you park there. do it before you arrive at your destination. >> or the thief will see you put it in there. >> now for a follow-up to a story the abc7 news eye team first brought you 10 months ago. a marin county man who posed as a decorated war hero was charged in federal court. the eye team's dan noyes exposed agreeing -- greg alan closed "the house of steel." turns out the medals were fake he wore and he never served in the marines. he is charged with fraudulently using the purple
heart to obtain money and that's a misdemeanor. he will appear in court next week. >> just hours before he made his comment, the majority leader talked with the nominee judge merrick garland and refused to meet with i'm h saying the senate will not take any action. mccome says people -- mcconnell says he wants to give the people a voice by waiting until the next president takes office. merrick garland would fill the seat of scalia. garland is considered a moderate. the current dean worked for him under the attorney general janet reno and says garland is not a predictable vote on the court. >> judge garland looks at each case and there is no pattern of his decisions. >> if judge garland is not confirmable nobody is. >> the republican lead senate
confirmed garland 76-23 to the u.s. court of appeals for the district of columbia. friends and family of sierra lamar are not giving up hope four years after her disappearance. >> the tribute they paid to the missing teenager and the new effort to bring her home. >> and riots in the streets. the bold prediction donald trump is making tonight. >> and a story you first saw from seven on your side's michael finney. the major announcement auto makers are set to make in the morning that will make the roads safer for everyone. >> i am abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. we have another warm winter day on tap, but changes are ahead as we get closer to the weekend. i'll tell you all about them coming up. >> thank you, sandhya. here is a look at what's coming up on gem me kimmel live -- on "jimmy kimmel live." >> thanks, dan and ama. sharing is caring on sharing this with you. >> this daytime talk show, what is is the name of the show? >> it is called harry, oddly enough. >> we toyed around with
of the bay area, this is abc7 fuse. four years ago today sierra lamar was last seen leaving her morgan hill home. tonight those who knew her best got together to remember her as they plan to resume the search for the missing teenager. new at 11:00, lilian kim is live in fremont with the story. lilian? >> reporter: ama, sierra lamar lived in fremont before moving to morgan hill. el patio is one of her favorite restaurants and that's why friends and family chose to gather here tonight.
they are in college now, see sierra lamar's childhood friends. not a moment goes by when they don't think of her. she was 15 years old when she disappeared on her way to school four years ago today. >> birthdays and going to college. everything that i can see myself getting older and i do think about her a lot and she should also be experiencing that and it has taken away from her. >> the suspect is awaiting trial. he is accused of kidnapping and killing sierra, but her body still hasn't been found. sierra's mother, marlene, says get togethers like this one help her cope. >> it doesn't get any less painful even four years later, but it does help seeing her friends organizing this and the parents. i am blessed to have known these people. >> weekly searches ended last year. but volunteers will go back to a reservoir outside morgan hill. they believe it wasn't
searched thoroughly the first time around. sierra's dad plans to be there. >> i am still hoping she is alive somewhere. that's a natural thing, you know, the family keeps the hope alive. >> in fremont, lilian kim, abc news. donald trump delivered a bold prediction today about what might happen if he is denied his party's nomination. trump shared his thoughts on the phone with cnn. >> we are way ahead of everybody. i don't think you can say that we don't get if automatically. i think it would be -- i think you would have riots. i think you would have riots. i am representing a tremendous, many, many millions of people. >> trump has 673 delegates followed by texas senator ted cruz with 411. from 7 on your side, several major auto makers will review how new technology will be replaced by 2022 to keep
you safe on the road. our partners first told you about making automatic emergency braking standard equipment on most cars on abc7 news at 5:00. some model already feature automatic braking. it relies on cameras and lasers to detect imminent crashes. the formal announcement will take place outside washington, d.c. >> it does sound like a game changer. let's talk about the weather. absolutely gorgeous outside wherever you are. it is gonna change. >> sandhya patel has what is ahead. >> we have rain in the forecast later this week, but not yet. clear skies and a little patch of fog has formed in half moon bay. a look at the high for today. 76 in antioch and 70 in san francisco and 73 oakland and mid70s santa rosa and san rafael and 73 in napa. san jose 71 degrees. these temperatures are going up a few degrees as we head toward tomorrow. still maintaining a mild weather around a mountain view and san jose. you are in the 60s.
most other areas are in the 50s right now. a live look from the east bay hill camera and tomorrow is is st. patrick's day and there is a good looking forecast for it. the warmest day is tomorrow. spring begins on saturday night and we have light rain coming in on sunday afternoon and going into monday. here is a live look from the tower camera. look how beautiful san francisco looks. here is the seven-day forecast sh -- st. patrick's day forecast. crisp and clear and 40s and 50s. mild sunshine at noontime. notice by 4:00 p.m. it is a warm one. the temperatures will be close to 80 degrees in the warmest inland valleys and comfortable at 7:00 p.m. the temperature trend will remain above the average of 67 degree. it is right on through the weekend you will notice tomorrow is the warmest at 76. and then early next week big changes. we will cool it off for you. the storm impact scale comes in. we were rating the storms. winter may be closing out, but we have rain in the forecast
for spring. this survives on sunday. up to a third of an inch of rain and breezy conditions. here is your time line. sunday afternoon you notice widespread rain and even though it is not going to last long, it is just enough to wet the ground. another system comes in bringing a chance of rain. models are thought in agreement right now. monday evening going into tuesday morning we will put in the chance but we may be tracking two systems as we track toward next week. a third of an inch in the north bay. 9 north bay will get most of the rain with this system. first thing tomorrow morning the temperatures will begin in the 40s for most of you. 51 in san francisco. that's the only real sign of winter, the crispness in the air. you will need to grab that extra thin layer. you can lose the short sleeve weather in the south bay and even shorts you can get away with. near 80 in gilroy.
palo alto mid70s. 73 in san mateo and 70 degrees half moon bay. a great day to hit the beach. 68 in daly city. north bay you will see the temperatures in the mid70s. 73 east bay. 73 in oakland and 74 newark. you will be well above normal. 75 in concord and 76 livermore. accu-weather seven-day forecast enjoy the spring-like warmth. the temperatures are trending lower as we head toward the weekend. we bring in cooler weather and one on our storm impact scale. monday and tuesday we have a chance of rain and definitely we may be putting another 1 on our storm impact scale. >> thank you, sandhya. >> president obama takes on march madness. >> who the
out his last naacp tournament bracket in office. mr. obama picked kansas to win the men's national championship in the ncaa. texas a&m and north carolina and michigan state round out the final four. his choice be an unpopular one in kansas. the president has to the correctly picked the correct winner since his first year in office in 2009. he is a huge basketball fan, but doesn't have the magic touch for picking the winner. >> definitely not. >> he picked hawaii to upset cal. we'll see how that goes. he is a big steph curry fan. steph sat out another fourth quarter. what he did in the first three was more than enough. how about 50 straight wins at home for the warriors and another late night visit to
abc7 sports is brought to you by riverwalk casino. >> the warriors wrapped up a six-game home stand. we are inching closer to a serious countdown to history. 15 games left after this one. the warriors need to go 12 and 3 to break the all time wins record. somebody spilled a drink. it was not you, was it? steph curry loves playing the nicks because he has done a lot of this. up 16 at half time. klay thompson and catch and release. and this is is a nightly occurrence.
andrew bogit with authority. look at the nicks. not even attempting to fake a defensive effort. i mean you have to get back. you can't have a warriors highlight without a steph curry bank shot. he did it again and then falling out of bounds three warriors roll 121-85 and won 50 straight at home and now 61 and 6. college hoops and ncaa first four and tulsa and michigan. oh loo. the backboard pass there. two minutes left and wolverines by one. mech mitch is up three. michigan is up three. to the next highlight. zach urban for his high 16. 67-62 and they will face notre dame in the second round.
there is the music. holy cross and southern champion and we are the champion. they came in with a record of 14 and 19. answers with a three of his own. holy cross and their first ncaa win in 63 years. they will face 1 seed oregon next. colin kaepernick trying to come back from his surgery to his shoulder and thumb and knee will reportedly be examined by 49er doctors on friday to see if he can actually pass a physical. if he can't pass by april 1st the niners owe him $12 million. nothing new on the trade front, but new niners coach chip kelly says if kap is on the roster on april 4th he plns to coach -- plans to coach the heck out of him. spring training and giants taking on the mariners. seven runs in four innings and started strong and finished badly. the first flyball of the
spring and injured the right shoulder into what turns into a robinson cano triple. the giants would fall a score of 9-6. abc7 sports brought to you by riverwalk casino. they were surprised to have the outfield healthy. >> hopefully not too serious. >> abc7 news continues on-line, twitter, facebook and on all of your mobile devices with the abc7 news app. >> our next newscast is at
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